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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 11:53 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,089
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Just had to cut the firewall in the center the width of the distributor. I then made a small box and welded it back in. Looks like it was made that way if done correctly. It allows just enough room...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-16-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,089
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Begging to be a hot rod.

Put a 283 in it with a T5 transmission and a Ford 9" rear and of course hydraulic brakes and drive the car like you want to drive it. I started with a stock car and this is were I ended up, just wish...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-31-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,013
Posted By LeroyM
Re: When is a "Model A" no longer a "Model A"

The body is what makes it a "Model A" to me. Everything else can be changed and it's still a "Model A". If you took the body off the frame and made it a "Hay Wagon" I would say it's no longer a...
Forum: Late V8 09-10-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 480
Posted By LeroyM
67-77 F250/350 hubcaps

Looking for a set of F250/350 hubcaps from 67-77. They look like the picture below. Send me a message on here or email modelafords@yahoo.com if you have a set, will consider individuals if you have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-30-2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,077
Posted By LeroyM
Re: T-5 5 speed trans VS Mitchell overdrive

Go with the T5, no experience with the Mitchell but the T5 shifts smooth as butter, put a V8 in front of it and a Ford 9 inch rear out back and you got a winning combo that will give no trouble and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-15-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,635
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Model A Improvements

Replaced and upgraded everything but the frame and body, those only needed some patch panels and modifications. Best improvement would be the drive train.
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 07-03-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,798
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Clearance problems on front axle.

Another vote for heat and bend the spindle arms. I did the same thing on my model A coupe with 32 spindles and a 32 to 36 axle and model a wishbone. Get it cherry red and use a big pipe wrench and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-31-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 11
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Views: 1,490
Posted By LeroyM
Re: 62

I'm 6"4 230lbs and have no issues in my 31 coupe. My car is a "hotrod" as some might call it. What I did was removed the package tray and used the middle seat out of a late 80's early 90's Chrysler...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-03-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 103,423
Posted By LeroyM
Re: How To Lower The Model A The Old Fashion Way

No I'm running hydraulic brakes now. 40 Ford up front and early Ford bronco on the rear of a 9". There was no difference on stopping power before or after going with hydraulic brakes. When I ran...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-28-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,381
Posted By LeroyM
Re: How do you get front wheels straight before setting Toe-In

Get a set of toe in plates and two tape measures. It will take the guess work out of it. I think I toed mine in about 3/16" of an inch.


Something like theses.

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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2018, 11:36 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 34,149
Posted By LeroyM
Re: What is average highway speed for the model a?

I'm running a 283 V8 in my 31 coupe with a T5 and a 3.50 ratio Ford 9" rear. At 65 mph in 5th gear I'm just touching 1,800 rpm. Needless to say it keeps up with traffic without any issues and I have...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-24-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,215
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Putting a V8 in a model a

Just a note on boxing the model a frame. You really only need to box it in three places on each side. In the front where the motor mounts are, in the middle where your cross member is going to go and...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-22-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,215
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Putting a V8 in a model a

Going V8 is one of the best decisions you can make on the model a. Just be aware that the V8 is just the start, there's other things that need to be changed or upgraded to. Do it right the first time...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-25-2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,401
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Alternate rear axle

Ford 9" rear from an early bronco 66 to 76 but you will need to go open drive and weld on your spring hangers. They're getting harder to find and expensive.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-16-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By LeroyM
Re: T5 trans

You can do a closed drive with a T5. Check some of the threads below. A guy was using a T5 from a jeep.

https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/jeep-t5-trans-in-the-torquetube.256226/
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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 06-25-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,950
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Why do you like your car.

Always wanted a model a coupe since I was a kid when I use to play with hot wheels cars. Later I use to read about them in hotrod and rod & custom magazine. I ended up buying one about 10 or 12 years...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 03-30-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,828
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Millennials decided on an "A"

30-31 coupe or roadster since they have more leg room then the 28's & 29's. Convert it over to 12 volt and change the brakes to hydraulics. Change the drive train over to something modern so you have...
Forum: Late V8 09-25-2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By LeroyM
67-72 Truck Parts

Looking for a set of brackets that bolt to the cab which the inner fenders bolt to that holds the front clip on.

Let me know what you have.

Thanks.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-04-2017, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,672
Posted By LeroyM
Re: F1 steering or rebuild two tooth.

Put the F1 steering box in it and never look back.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 08-21-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 103,423
Posted By LeroyM
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-19-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,656
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Shocking Advice

Look for two sets of rear shocks off of an early 60's to early 80's british mgb car. They are direct bolt on to model A's. You will need to buy the shock balls and weld them to the arms, that's about...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,782
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Old picture. Can you id this car?

Thanks for the id on the car. On the site it says the building is "Shoreham Hotel from across Calvert Street". This was taken in Washington, DC.

Lots of old pictures on that site....
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-03-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,782
Posted By LeroyM
Old picture. Can you id this car?

I was looking on shorpy.com this morning, it's a good site for old pictures if you never been there. Anyway I came across an old picture dated 1932 with a bunch of old cars. This one car has me...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2017, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By LeroyM
Re: Retaper tie rod ends

Just to clear things up I want to retaper the steering arms on the 32-34 spindles. Reason is I'm running a 32-36 ford ford axle with the 32-34 spindles. This is on a model a couple with a reverse...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 03-11-2017, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,606
Posted By LeroyM
Retaper tie rod ends

Has anybody retapered a set of 32-34 Ford tie rod ends to allow the tie rod to go below the wishbone? If so how hard was this to do? From what I've found it's a 7 degree taper. Do you think a typical...
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